An Oasis for All
This city centre green space was created in 2019 as part of a project to develop the Heritage Hub. It was designed by Diana White, a student at the Cotswold School of Gardening. And it was planted by Diana, fellow students, and volunteers.
The garden has three different sections: a formal garden here at the front; a community gardening area just beyond; and a wildlife garden at the far end. So, there’s plenty to see and do. Stay a while, discover it for yourself and boost your health and wellbeing.
Relax and unwind – sit in a deckchair, close your eyes, clear your mind
Amble around – admire the plants, stand by the pond, check out the artwork
Get together – share a picnic, hold a meeting, host an event
Find the fruit trees – cherry, apple and plum; beautiful and bountiful
Have fun – borrow a skipping rope, try out a hula hoop, play a game
Notice the wildlife – listen to the birds, look for the bees, find the bug houses
Smell the flowers – their scents can jog memories of the past
Keeping a garden can be very rewarding. You can nurture a beautiful space, improve the environment, grow your own food, support wildlife, and even have a “green workout”!
If you like the sound of this and are local to Gloucestershire, perhaps you’d like to garden here? One way is to join our volunteer gardening team. We also provide spaces for community groups to grow their own produce. You don’t have to be an expert to get involved and our community garden has raised beds for easy access.
With thanks to…
The community space has been funded by grants and contributions from Gloucestershire County Council’s Growing Our Communities fund, Gloucester City Council, Gloucester City Homes, One Stop (Carriers for Causes), Roots community café, and the many individuals who contributed via our crowdfunding campaign. We are grateful to them all.